NEWS IN BRIEF | 13 August 2012

posted Aug 12, 2012, 7:21 PM by Rick Quirk
Thoroughbred

Rider Penalties/Actions
R Hutchings | Canterbury 4 August; careless riding; suspended 12-17 August inclusive; appeal heard Hamilton 10 August; appeal dismissed; penalty reduced by one day now 12-16 August inclusive.
D Turner | Waverley 9 August; failure to make weight; fined $200.
E Leighton | Te Aroha 10 August; failure to make weight; fined $100.
C Parish | Te Aroha 10 August; excessive use of whip; fined $350.
R Hannam | Canterbury 11 August; careless riding; suspended 19-24 August inclusive.

Trainer Penalties
M Hamilton | Canterbury 8 August; incorrect gear; fined $50.
L Vaughan | Canterbury 11 August; late declaration of riders; fined $50.

Horse Actions
ORLOV | Canterbury 11 August; bled; three month stand down then vet cert of fitness required.
THE FOX | Canterbury 11 August; abnormal breathing noises; vet cert of fitness required.
PENSTAR | Canterbury 11 August; ruptured suspensory right foreleg; vet cert of fitness required.

Abandonments
Matamata 13 August; unsafe track conditions following excessive rainfall.

Harness

Driver Penalties
R May | NZ Metropolitan 10 August; careless driving; fined $300.

Trainer Penalties
A Grayling | Cambridge 9 August; failed to notify gear; fined $100.
J Coppins | Cambridge 9 August; incorrect number; fined $200.

Horse Penalties/Actions
MADDISON BAY | NZ Metropolitan 10 August; stood down for 1 trial for mobiles; barrier manners.

Protests
BERT SIVAD | NZ Metropolitan 10 August; relegated from 4th to 5th; lapped on rule.

Greyhounds

Trainer penalty
J McInerney | Wanganui 8 August; failed to produce papers; fined $100.